Dr. Vijay Singh Tomar
Fellow, Elected 2003

Born in Morena, Madhya Pradesh, India on 1 July 1946. Educated at Higher Secondary School, Dharmgarh, 1959-62; College of Agriculture, Gwalior, 1962-66; College of Agriculture, Jabalpur, 1966-68; G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, 1968-73; B.Sc. (Ag) 1966; M.Sc.(Ag) 1968; Ph.D. Soil Science & Agricultural Chemisty 1973; Post Doc Fellow, International Rice Research Institute, Manila, Philippines, 1978-80.

Vice Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur, M.P., 2012 to date.

Assistant Professor, 1972-77, and Associate Professor, Soil Science, 1977-85 GBPUAT, Pantnagar; Professor, 1985-96, and Head, Department of Soil Science, 1992-96 JNKVV, Jabalpur; Founder Director, Centre of Advanced Studies, Soil Science, 1995-96, Dean College of Agriculture, Sehore, 1996-2001; Director Extension Services, 2001-03; Director, Research Services, 2003-08, Director Instruction, 2002-2003 and Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, 2004-08, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur; Founder Vice Chancellor, Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Gwalior, 2008-12. Chairman, QRT ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal including AICRPs, 2017-18 and Research Advisory Committee, Directorate of Soybean Research, Indore, 2014-2017; Member, General Body of ICAR, 2015-2018, Member, Governing Body of Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Good Governance & Policy Analysis, 2015-16 to 2017-18; Member General Body of Atal Bihari Vajpayee University of Hindi, 2015-16 to 2016-17; Member, Board of Governance, Mahatma Gandhi State Institute of Rural Development (M.P.), 2012-13 to 2015-16; Court of the Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak (M.P.), 2014-17; Treasurer, Member Executive Committee of Indian Agricultural University Association, 2015.

Awards/Honours: Jawaharlal Nehru Award 1974; Golden Jubilee Best Agriculture Scientist Honour 1997 (MP); Biennial Best Krishi Vigyan Kendra Award 2002; Agriculture Scientist Honour 2007 (SBI); Bhoomi Nirman Award 2007; Best Agricultural University Vice Chancellor Award, AIASA, 2015; Life Time Achievement Award, GBPUA&T, Pantnagar, 2015; JNKVV received ‘Krishi Karman Award 2015’ being the National Winner of Mahindra Samridhi National Agriculture Education Award, 2015 and appreciation Award for contribution in Krishi Karman Award by Chief Minister, Madhya Pradesh, 2016.

Fellow: Indian Society of Soil Science; Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology.

Research Areas: Soil Science, Soil Health Management, Irrigation Management, Soil Physics/Soil Technology, Agricultural Research and Education Management.

Address: Vice Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya Krishinagar, Adhartal, Jabalpur 482004, M.P.; H.No. DH 33A, Deendayal Nagar, Gwalior 474020, M.P.; [Tel: Off. (0761) 2681706; Res. (0761) 2681809; Cell 09425155585, 8319911688, 9425334717; Fax: (0761) 2681389; Email: vst.vcjnkvv@gmail.com; vijays1946@gmail.com]